Holt Antiques at
Walsingham Mill
The Old Mill
Cokers Hill
Little Walsingham
NR22 6BN

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19/03/20 - An Important Update Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) 19th March 2020

Holt Antique Furniture Ltd and its related Companies would like to update you on what's happening at our antiques store “Holt Antiques at Walsingham Mill” with the increased threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

As you know, the Coronavirus outbreak is continuing to spread and is now described by international health authorities as a global pandemic. We are continuously monitoring the advice from the government, Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

We must act responsibly, more than ever before, during this very difficult period, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both staff and customers alike.

It is with the above that we have had to make the difficult decision to close Walsingham Mill until further notice. The Mill will re-open when guidelines say it is safe to do so.

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The Management Team at Holt Antiques would like to encourage everyone of you to take care during this testing period for us all.

Robin Dunkley

Managing Director, Holt Antique Furniture Ltd

Rare English Antique Halifax-Made Slipware Cradle, inscribed "Violet Gee, July 5th 1905", Most Probably Made In Halifax, West Yorkshire, England

  • Reference : 2671
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Length 11" x Height 9" x Max width 7 1/4"
  • Price : £750


This is one of the latest slipware pieces we have ever bought but we had to have it!

Made in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, this charming cradle was made to commemorate the birth of Violet Gee on 5th July 1905 and is inscribed with the very same.

With two birds peering over the hood of the cradle and two further birds peering in and decorated with an "agate-type" slip decoration, this is a real piece of folk-art.

Condition - as per images.  Overall good. Loss of one of the birds head (peering in); one knopped finial to the hood re-attached and the front rocker has been naively re-attached with a glue-based substance. This item does however display very well.

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